Slain UP cop's widow threatens suicide

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 04, 2013 08:01 hrs

Lucknow: The widow of a senior policeman who was killed in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh allegedly by the men of ruling party minister Raja Bhaiya said she would commit suicide and not allow last rites till Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav arrived and initiated action.

Controversial Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya on Monday resigned after he was booked a day ago in the killing of the Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haque in the state's Pratapgarh district.

Now the wife of the deceased cop Pravin Azad says the chief minister should come to her and take action.

"He should come and see all with his eyes. There should be a CBI inquiry. I will not allow burial unless the CM comes. He has to come," said Pravin Azad.

"I will commit suicide and I will do it in real and not just issue threats," she said. 

She said two arrests made in the case were not enough. 

Two of Raja Bhaiya's alleged aides were arrested in the case based on a complaint filed by Zia-ul-Haque's wife who had accused the politician and his men of killing her husband.

The widow alleged that the minister was harassing the police officer and had even had him attacked as he was investigating a recent communal clash in Pratapgarh.

She demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

A case of criminal conspiracy against the politician has been registered already. Raja Bhaiya has a long criminal track record.

"I want justice. My husband was dragged around and first shot in the leg. His clothes were soiled. There were injuries on his head and face," Pravin said.

The cop had gone to investigate a land dispute case when he was attacked by a mob and it is alleged that four men who dragged him and killed him were men of Raja Bhaiya. 

Singh, a Cabinet Minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government who was holding the Food and Civil Supplies portfolio, has several criminal cases against him.

Meanwhile, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said there is rule of jungle in Uttar Pradesh and President's rule should be imposed in the state.

"The situation has become very bad. There is jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh. President's rule should be imposed there," said Mayawati in New Delhi.

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